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What Is a Lupus Specialist?

What Is a Lupus Specialist? A lupus specialist is an expert in the evaluation and treatment of Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE). It is a widespread systemic disease with an autoimmune…

Lupus Symptoms

Because lupus can affect so many different parts of the body, it can cause a lot of different symptoms. And many people with lupus don’t have all the symptoms. Common…

How lupus is diagnosed: Sample Overview

In lupus, something goes wrong with your immune system, the part of the body that fights off viruses, bacteria, and germs.  Normally, our immune system produces proteins called antibodies that protect the…

Lab tests for lupus

Many different laboratory tests are used to detect changes or conditions in your body that can occur with lupus. Each test result adds more information to the picture your doctor…

Prep4College Sponsor?

The FAFSA is the application that is required to be used by all schools in awarding federal student aid, nearly all students who apply qualify for some form of federal financial…

How lupus affects the muscles, tendons and joints

It is not uncommon for people with lupus to experience muscle aches and pain (myalgias) or have inflammation of certain muscle groups (myositis), which causes weakness and loss of strength.…

How lupus affects the skin

Things you should know; 66% of people with lupus will develop some form of skin disease 40-70% of people with lupus will find that their disease is made worse by…

Hydroxychloroquine: Benefits, Side Effects, and Dosing

Hydroxychloroquine belongs to the family of medicines called “antimalarials” (AMs), which are also classified as disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drugs, or DMARDs. These drugs were initially used to prevent and to treat…

Impact of COVID-19 pandemic on SLE: beyond the risk of infection

The rapidly expanding coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a global health challenge and a source of anxiety amplified by the constant news stream. The mortality rate from COVID-19 is difficult…